Variable attenuators 'hot switch' up to 6 GHz

January 30, 2014 // By Julien Happich
Fairview Microwave’s compact hot-switchable variable RF attenuators can be used to reduce the amplitude of an electronic signature in many common electronic scenarios including lab testing equipment, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and power and signal monitoring systems.

The devices come in 3 and 6GHz frequency models and several different connector configurations including SMA and N type connectors with side or rear mount positions. Several of these attenuators are hot-switchable, meaning attenuation can be changed on the fly without powering down the system, allowing test data to be read continuously. Several models with varying attenuation adjustments are available including 0 to 12 dB attenuation in 1 dB steps and 0 to 40 dB attenuation in 10 dB steps, with other options available upon request.